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by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 22, 2013 8:45AM PST

The Elder Scrolls Online beta sign-ups have opened, and the form features a status bar that grants you better odds for selection the more information you fill out. Read more

The second chapter of the StarCraft II trilogy kicks off on March 12 with the launch of SC2: Heart of the Swarm, but you can have a peek at how that starts today as Blizzard has released the opening cinematic. Kerrigan may be de-Zergified now, but is she beyond the pull of the swarm? Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 21, 2013 2:00PM PST

Thrills, chills, and gently rolling hills are coming on January 30 with the launch of dreamy explore 'em up Proteus on PC and Mac. For $9.99, the playable song will send you off on a lovely countryside stroll, playing with local flora and fauna to build a wonderful procedural soundtrack. Wear sensible shoes and bring a packed lunch. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 21, 2013 6:45AM PST

VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh's delightfully difficult Super Hexagon launched on Android over the weekend, after hitting iThings and PC last year. If you like rotating geometry while pounding music plays, you'll love this spin 'em up. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 21, 2013 6:00AM PST

Why are three factions at war in The Elder Scrolls Online? Because MMORPG's often use large-scale conflict to add a sense of importance to their repetitive quests. Oh no, but that's too simple. No, it's the sort of issue only a 'loremaster' can explain, and ZeniMax has deployed its lead loremaster Lawrence Schick to explain the troubles in a video developer diary. Read more

by Andrew Yoon, shacknews.com, Jan 18, 2013 2:45PM PST

Derrick the Deathfin, lovingly described as "the world's first underwater papercraft video game" by developer Different Tuna, is swimming onto the PC and Mac. Read more

by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jan 18, 2013 6:00AM PST

Now that Dota 2 is up to a whopping 96 characters, it's a fair bet that a good proportion of them are something of a mystery to most of its 3 million players. To help introduce you to a few more, without the fear of being stomped by people playing their best heroes, Valve added a new mode in yesterday's weekly patch that forces everyone to choose one of their least-played Doters. Read more

It's been seven years of Hell for Diablo 3 Game Director Jay Wilson, and he has had enough. The designer has decided to step down from the position at Blizzard and move on to another project within the company. Read more

by Ozzie Mejia, shacknews.com, Jan 16, 2013 9:00AM PST

When Disney Infinity launches, the $75 Starter Set will feature Mr. Incredible, Monster Inc's Sully, and Captain Jack Sparrow. But, how did Disney settle on these characters? Read more

by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, Jan 15, 2013 9:15AM PST

Double Fine's "The Cave" is coming January 22 for PlayStation 3 and Wii U, and January 23 on Xbox 360 and Steam. It will cost $14.99. Read more